“Are Search and Social ousting L&D?”
APRIL 28, 2015
Rank Results of […]. Social learning
The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context
MAY 23, 2011
We live in a world of ever more change and choice , a world where we have far more opportunity than ever to achieve our potential. That kind of world is enormously exciting, and full of options. But it is also highly disorienting, threatening to overwhelm us with sensory and mental overload. Content versus context. Examples of narratives.
The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search
JANUARY 18, 2011
One of the many topics I discussed was the rise of contextual search. The current greatest focus in using context in search is location.
Grimmelman non search neutrality
JANUARY 23, 2011
James Grimmelmann, whose writing on the Google Books settlement I’ve found helpful, has written an article about the incoherence of the concept of “search neutrality — “the idea that search engines should be legally required to exercise some form of even-handed treatment of the websites they rank. (He blogs about it here.)
40% of the search traffic to danpontefract.com is because of the term ‘facebook’
AUGUST 28, 2013
The graphic below illustrates the top 30 terms used in various search engines like Duck Duck Go, Yahoo! (do Click to enlarge. 40%!!!
The search for a genetic killer
JANUARY 9, 2013
The medical examiner for the Sandy Hook shooting has requested a genetic analysis of killer Adam Lanza. His appeal also relied upon this angle.
The evolution of search will refine the spectrum of quality in media
JANUARY 21, 2011
Search is not getting better, or it certainly seems that way. How it relates to contextual search. The impact on content farms.
Search Inside Yourself with Chade-Meng Tan
OCTOBER 10, 2012
” As part of that mission, he developed a personal growth curriculum at Google called “Search Inside Yourself.” That is all.
In search of invisible violence
JUNE 22, 2011
Then about a minute in the run, slightly off to the side, [researchers] Chabris and Simons had three students stage a fight. Link to NPR report.
The search for the terrorist ‘type’
APRIL 28, 2016
BBC World Service has an excellent radio documentary on the history and practice of terrorist profiling. Crucially, it looks at how the practice developed over time and how it’s been affected by the ‘war on terror’ For decades researchers, academics and psychologists have wanted to know what kind of person becomes a terrorist.
FEBRUARY 2, 2009
My intent here is to possibly expand the options for the average knowledge worker to be able to search a bit better than they do today. Search.
Reduce Searching Start Talking
APRIL 14, 2009
The research would seem to suggest that it's more than just an uneasy feeling after searching, but the reality is that you likely are missing things. The bottom line is to reduce the amount of time you spend search and spend more time talking. They figured that, surely, accessing more knowledge must be helpful, right?
Searching for the Alzheimer’s key
JUNE 12, 2011
The project was featured in The New York Times last year and we also covered some of the background to the research at the time.
Who forces Google to remove search results because of copyright claims?
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Tayob, Google has released data on which organizations request certain search results be suppressed because of copyright issues. million URLs from Google’s search results. million copyright takedowns for search… and here we are in just May of 2012, and they’re already processing over 1.2 BPI at number five.
[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?
OCTOBER 26, 2015
“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov. ” she asks. NOTE: Live-blogging.
Full-text searching Harvard Library
MAY 13, 2014
Harvard is digitizing many of them, but as of now you cannot do a full text search of them. You can do full-text searches of them.
DECEMBER 1, 2008
The most recent aha is the learning associated with kids search behavior. www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/teachingresources/science/scicontinuum/sciglossarylz.htm
JULY 17, 2009
Tags: google search bing wolframalpha
Bring in the serendipity dial – for search, music and beyond
JANUARY 20, 2011
to introduce a serendipity dial.). Source: sixdegrees.hu Click on the image for a very large size version including artist names.
MARCH 4, 2009
What are Conversation Searches? During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites. So, I think of these searches as conversation searches, not vanity searches.
[internet librarian] Search tools
OCTOBER 22, 2012
Gary Price from Infodocket is moderating a panel on what’s new in search. The first speaker is from Blekko.com , which he says “is thought of as the third search engine” in the US market. ” When you search for “kate spade” you get authenticated Kate Spade fashion stuff. NOTE: Live-blogging.
AUGUST 14, 2009
Search engines are easier because they have already trained us how to talk to them. We eventually learn that quoting a phrase searches for exactly that phrase. Google has enough dominance in the market that its syntax influences other search engines. and questions marks or not. Or does this already exist?
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 15, 2009
Similar Site Search reads one site’s tags and proceeds to find sites like it. Of course, I could always do this.
Searching The "Small Here"
Steven Berlin Johnson
OCTOBER 27, 2009
Search doesn't yet reflect those shifting definitions of where we are, the true radius of our interest. Or you can search an entire city.
Twitter Search #myonlineorigins
SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
So I was tickled to be led to Twitter / Search – #myonlineorigins. What are your online origins? Photo Credit: quapan.
Searching for news media that support Schema.org
MARCH 26, 2015
I just posted a tiny little site — even uglier than usual — that lets you search for a particular news media site. Thanks to a suggestion from Dan Brickley, it’s using a custom search engine from Google. One of the parameters permitted by custom search engines is to only return items that are one of Schema.org’s types. (I’m
Who searches for "knowledge jobs" says A LOT
JANUARY 22, 2015
Who searches for the term "knowledge jobs" says a lot about where economic prosperity will reside in the United States. Yes, yes it does.
Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed
MARCH 6, 2009
Twitter as a search engine. But I never really conceptualized it as search. First, I searched for something for me. is right!
Visual Aids for Search
OCTOBER 1, 2009
Just when you think you know what you’re doing on the Web, along comes another tool.
stevenberlinjohnson.com: Radical New Innovation at Outside.in: Search!
Steven Berlin Johnson
SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
» Radical New Innovation at Outside.in: Search! Forgot to mention that we finally restored search to outside.in. Please try again.
In Defense of Data Centrism
DECEMBER 23, 2010
We can look to theories, i.e., this ‘should’ work; or we can look to data. Here is what happened with BP, or Enron, or the 111th Congress.
JULY 7, 2010
Business or Pleasure? - That is relatively easy. Is it the same or very similar tweet, and the ReTweets there within seconds? Any of them human? Klout.
Meatware based search
FEBRUARY 9, 2009
Contextual colour and human interpretation trump technology based search every time. One the most powerful uses of the large forum we had within the BBC was as a way of finding information. Interesting to see people talking of Twitter as a Google killer in this context
Google Blog Search Problems
NOVEMBER 25, 2008
I rely pretty heavily on Google Blog Search to help me find people who are citing blog posts of mine so that I can see that kind of conversation. Unfortunately, it looks like Google Blog Search has decided that they will now include the entire contents of the web page rather than just the contents of the RSS feed.
Rapid eLearning Search [Stupid Google Results]
AUGUST 11, 2010
I did a search for rapid eLearning and the following is a screen shot showing the results with arrows added for one that I really don’t understand.
The REAL real time search
OCTOBER 22, 2009
Blog search is mighty thin in Wikipedia. While “real time is heating up as a topic, real time search seems to have fallen off the radar of everybody other than itself. It begins, Web search, real-time search and social search. Here’s IceRocket on real time search as a string. Always was.
Design for Search
MAY 27, 2008
Most of our activity is looking up information, so the most common use case is search, evaluate, keep, organize. The rest search and get straight there. Interesting post by Donald Clark that points to a BCC article - Web users 'getting more selfish'. Hardly selfish really. We don't want fluff. In 1999 this figure stood at 60%.
Free book on search interfaces
JULY 7, 2009
flamenco ) , has written a a definitive book on user interfaces to search engines. Tags: search google user_interfaces everything_is_miscellaneous Berkeley’s Marti Hearst , who was way ahead of everyone else in faceted classification (e.g., And it’s up on the Web for free, if that’s the way you roll. Thanks, Marti!
Open source search result clustering
JANUARY 9, 2009
That was the search engine that did an amazing job of dynamically clustering search results into folders based on their topic or area. BTW, Northern Light is still around, although not for public Web searching. Tags: everything_is_miscellaneous search carrot2 northern_light Remember Northern Light ?
Doc Searls Weblog · Getting out of Live Search hell
OCTOBER 22, 2007
But afterwards her PC ran slower, and now insists on trying to run Live Search, no matter what, when she runs Internet Explorer. So we gave up.